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  • AFRL Develops Partial Solution to Helicopter Brownout

    At the request of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), an AFRL rapid reaction team successfully integrated and tested a science and technology (S&T) solution to helicopter brownout, a problem that occurs during takeoffs and landings performed in the dry, dusty conditions of the desert and similarly arid environments. The blowing sand and
  • AFRL Initiates Transfer of Engine Data Mining Software

    AFRL engineers collaborated with data management company Info Scribe Technology Laboratory (ISTL), Inc., to acquire a software package for assisting the management of inspection data. The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC), Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, purchased the intelligent agent architecture (IAA) software to gain the capability
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tammy M. Savoie Wins Flemming Award

    Lieutenant Colonel Tammy M. Savoie, of AFRL's Human Effectiveness Directorate, was named a recipient of the 58th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award in the Administrative category. Lt. Col. Savoie is chief both of AFRL's Fatigue Countermeasures Branch, located at Brooks City-Base, Texas, and of AFRL's Aircrew and Protection Branch, Wright-Patterson Air
  • AFRL Tests Aerogel-Filled Carbon Foam TPS Concept

    AFRL researchers recently used the lab's Structural Test Facility to complete successful testing of an advanced aerogelfilled carbon foam and oxidation-resistant composite structural shell thermal protection system (TPS) component. AFRL is completing this interdisciplinary development effort under contract to Ultramet (Pacoima, California). The
  • AFRL and Argonne National Lab Team Up to Leverage Resources

    Major General Ted F. Bowlds, AFRL commander, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with officials from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory that promises to save taxpayer dollars and speed the delivery of technological advances to American military forces. The new relationship between AFRL and Argonne will provide an
  • AFRL Researchers Study Biological Interaction of Nanomaterials to Enhance Force Protection

    Thanks to in-house funding, Air Force Research Laboratory scientists are accomplishing a multitude of nanotechnology research projects geared towards investigating the biological interactions of engineered nanomaterials, including potential toxicities arising from the physicochemical properties uniquely associated with nanoscale structures. This
  • AFRL and FAA Engineers Work to Keep Aircrews Safe From Lasers

    Engineers from Air Force Research Laboratory and the Federal Aviation Administration are collaborating to improve aircrew safety in situations where lasers are carelessly or maliciously pointed at aircraft. A team of optics, human factors, and computer specialists is quietly laying the groundwork for this unique research project. The fruit of their
  • AFRL Tests Next-Generation NASA Communications System

    Air Force Research Laboratory engineers are testing a next-generation hearing protection and communications system for astronauts. The new system is designed for use inside the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's advanced crew escape suit during the remaining space shuttle missions. During liftoff, astronauts in the shuttle crew
  • Wright-Patterson announces Retiree Appreciation Day

    The Retiree Activities Office here will host a Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 25 at the Wright-Patterson Club and Banquet Center. The event is open to all military retirees, spouses, widows and widowers throughout the greater Miami Valley served by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, said project officer retired Col. Paul Moore, project
  • Marathon 5K signals growing partnership between base and university

    The U.S. Air Force Marathon's 5K Race has a new location and date for 2007. Signifying a new partnership between Wright-Patterson AFB and nearby Wright State University, this year's 5K will take place on the university's campus Sept. 14, the day before the marathon, which will be held at the base. In the past, the 5K took place along with the